Waubeka, Wisconsin

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Waubeka is an unincorporated census-designated place in the town of Fredonia, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area. As of the 2010 census, its population is 657. [1] It was named for an Indian chief, whose name means "metallic substance". [2]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Fredonia is a town in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,903 at the 2000 census. The village of Fredonia is surrounded by the town. The unincorporated communities of Little Kohler and Waubeka are located in the town.

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Geography

Its altitude is 797 feet (293 m), and it is located at 43°28′30″N87°59′25″W / 43.47500°N 87.99028°W / 43.47500; -87.99028 (43.4749994, -87.9903696). [3] Waubeka has an area of 2.416 square miles (6.26 km2); 2.343 square miles (6.07 km2) of this is land, and 0.073 square miles (0.19 km2) is water.

Flag Day

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Stony Hill School

The origin of Flag Day is traced to Waubeka. In 1885, Stony Hill School teacher Bernard John Cigrand displayed a 10-inch (25 cm) flag in an inkwell and had his students write essays on what the flag meant to them. He told the students that June 14 was the birthday of the flag. The school is now considered a historic site. [4]

Flag Day (United States) holiday in the USA

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

Stony Hill School (Waubeka, Wisconsin) school in Waubeka, Wisconsin, and the location of the first observance of Flag Day in the United States

The Stony Hill School is a one-room school where on June 14, 1885 the teacher and his students held the first observance of "Flag Birth Day." For this, the site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Bernard J. Cigrand American dentistry academic

Bernard John Cigrand, a dentist, has a strong claim to being considered the father of Flag Day in the United States.

Waubeka is home to the National Flag Day Foundation Americanism Center. [5]

Notable residents

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Coordinates: 43°28′30″N87°59′24″W / 43.475°N 87.99°W / 43.475; -87.99